Iceland Records Strongest Earthquake In 48 Hours As It Braces For Volcanic Eruption
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搁别测办箩补惫í办: Iceland has recorded its strongest earthquake since it went on volcano watch. As per the Icelandic Met Office, an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 on the Richet Scale was recorded, which was the strongest tremor recorded in the past 48 hours.
As per the Icelandic Met Office, since it issued a high alert for a volcanic eruption, the island nation has been struck with a swarm of earthquakes, however, all of these tremors were recroded to be of magnitude 2 or lower on the Richter Scale.
This morning, the Met Office recorded an earthquake of magnitude 3.0 amidst the 300 jolts. As a swarm of earthquakes continues to strike Iceland, the country continues to brace itself for a volcano eruption.
The Met Office added that the earthquake was recorded three miles near Grindavik, the small fishing town where all 4,000 people were evacuated as a series of 800 earthquakes left massive cracks in the road and raised a magma warning across the town.
In the past week, the seismic activity in Iceland has been low. However, with the intensity of the earthquakes now increasing, Iceland is once again issuing danger levels across, especially in the fishing town of Grindavik.
Despite the volcano warnings decreasing, Iceland remains on standby for a volcano eurption. As per officials, if and when the volcano erupts, there would be 30 minutes to no notice ahead. The volcano eruption would also result in the entire town of Grindavik disappearing due to the lava.